French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids on Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.
One of the suspects in the al-Qaeda backed 2002 kidnapping and murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, was acquitted on Friday by an anti-terrorism court, citing lack of evidence, a lawyer said.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday presided over a high-level meeting to review security situation in tribal areas and Balochistan province after a powerful faction of the Taliban revoked a peace deal with the government.
Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent on Monday, an ominous echo of events prior to Russia`s annexation of Crimea.
China said it will deepen its anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan as it firmly backed its `all weather ally` which is struggling to manage its diplomatic row with the US following the killing of Osama by American forces.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism
court on Saturday gave prosecutors a week to serve an arrest warrant
on former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with a case
related to the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.